Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine's Fun for Families...

I love Valentine's Day! It is an excuse to let the give lots of hugs and eat lots of chocolate! That's a WIN-WIN for this mom!
My favorite thing to do on Valentine's Day is to prepare a BIG dinner with a red theme. We have meatloaf and KETCHUP, PINK mashed potatoes, STRAWBERRY Jell-O in wine glasses, brownies with STRAWBERRY and CHOCOLATE syrup, etc. I hang RED and PINK cardstock hearts (and now that I have my Cricut this will take a LOT less time!) from the lamp over the dinner table, I use a RED table cloth and I make cards for and give small gifts to each of my kids and my sweet husband. They love it!

I have found some really sweet Valentine's ideas that you still have time to do before Saturday. Click on the photo to go to some great recipe and craft ideas from Family Fun and Kaboose!And...don't miss another MKB Original coloring page at the bottom of this post!

For a different twist, these Rice Krispie Teats would make a great breakfast Saturday morning! Add some fuit and you are set! Make ahead and display on a sweet pile on a cake plate for your sleepy-eyed loved ones!
These adorable fruit treats look like they came right out of cupid's bow. Made with watermelon, orange slices and skewers. If watermelon is not available try fruit roll-ups cut with cookie cutters.

Everyone LOVES salt dough! These sweet hearts can be made quickly and with a pin hot glued on the back makes for a GREAT teacher gift...hurry, you still have a couple days to prepare these!

These little baubles could be used for bracelets, gift tags or in a mobile. Your kids will enjoy making these while you prepare the above RED/PINK themed dinner for them! Stock up on pipe cleaners and beads! Enjoy the coloring page below...just click and print!

What are your favorite ideas for the BIG RED DAY?!

6 comments:

MaBunny said...

Hmm, I don't go all out for Valentines Day. We get each other small gifts, and either buy or make cards. I might make a special dinner, and thats about it.
Your house sounds like fun though!

Rachel said...

OMG! I am so sorry, but a crazy typo jumped out at me... you were referring to the Rice Krispy TEATS??? Oh man... those kids are not gonna be sleepy-eyed if those are at the breakfast table - they are gonna run for their lives! :)

Sorry, it was some (probably) unintended humor that I got a kick out of :)

Theresa said...

I working on a lesson plan for tomorrow and guess what the topic is...hearts. Thanks for the Rice Krispie idea. It wraps it up perfectly.

Love T

Kim said...

Hi Michelle - HELP! I am helping with my son's preschool Valentine's Day party tomorrow and wanted to print off your coloring page. However, there doesn't seem to be a link to click and print...

Thanks so much,
Kim

My Semblance of Sanity said...

Kim....I don't know why it's not working...it's not working for me either and I didn't do anything differently this time than I have done with my other coloring pages...

If you right click you can go to "save as" and save it as a photo in your pic files and then print it from there...

Hope that helps...I am thrilled that you chose to use it!

This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood said...

I love the coloring page-thanks so much for sharing it!

I hope you don't mind, but I posted it on my blog to share with my readers...but I linked to you so they know it was your awesome creative output, not mine! lol